A new year. A new you!
I am not one to make New Year resolutions. But I am one to make vision boards and write a small bucket list for that year. I will admit that I am very impatient and I tend to shoot for the BIG goal instead of the smaller goals that lead up to that goal.
One of my goals is to compete in an Iron Man before I am 30. This has been my goal for several years. Well guess what… I am turning 30 this year.
Sure! No problem! I got this!
… One small problem… I have not done any form of exercise in several months. So here I am, starting from ground zero and I want to compete in an Iron Man in less than 10 months?! I might have to make some minor adjustments and change it to Compete in my first Triathlon before I’m 30.
But there are many smaller goals that I need to accomplish before I can even think of this big goal. Like restart my gym membership, buy new running shoes and run a 5K.
I bring this up because I know I am not the only one that tends to bite off more than they can chew. It’s good to keep that big goal at the top of the list and continue to keep striving, but you need to set smaller goals to monitor your progress and to make that large goal more manageable. It also allows you to create a road-map to that goal which is easier to maintain.
Think of it like this: you decide to take a road trip cross country. Are you just going to start driving and hope for the best? Probably not. You need maps, directions and a sense of confidence that you are driving in the right direction and that eventually you are going to arrive at your destination.
Drink more water!
I will be the first to admit that I am horrible at drinking water. I know the benefits of water but for some reason I just cannot get myself to drink enough. BUT I am determined to drink at least two liters of water per day: one liter before noon and one liter through out the day. So far I have been pretty successful at this goal! I am less bloated, more energized and it really helps with my cravings.
Not sure how much water you should be drinking? It really depends on your lifestyle. There is no right or wrong answer as to how much you should be drinking. You also get water from fresh fruit and vegetables.
Here is a great way to monitor your water consumption that I found on Pinterest.
What are some of your goals this year? Do you have a problem losing interest in them?